Articles by Zoë Postman

Shacks demolished for fourth time in Tembisa since lockdown eased

Burning of materials shows heavy handedness and violence by metro police, says lawyer

By Zoë Postman - 9 July 2020

Three months in prison for trying to recycle waste during lockdown

Reclaimers finally released from prison in Tshwane

By Zoë Postman - 8 July 2020

New Era dismisses six workers in Germiston

One worker was dismissed for sharing a press statement that “dragged the company’s name through the mud”

By Zoë Postman - 2 July 2020

Unable to pay rent during lockdown, Johannesburg tenants face eviction

Most tenants in Bramley property are immigrants

By Zoë Postman - 26 June 2020

86 workers claim “unfair” suspension for absence after colleagues test positive for Covid-19

New Era says refusal to work constituted an unprotected strike by workers

By Zoë Postman - 23 June 2020

Refugee Act amendments increase probability of unlawful detention, says report

Lawyers for Human Rights to host webinar on Friday

By Zoë Postman - 11 June 2020

“We are not doing any business” says street vendor

Report finds 70% of households in poor neighbourhoods source food from informal sector

By Zoë Postman - 9 June 2020

Covid-19: To get inside SASSA offices you must sleep outside, says grant applicant

People are bringing chairs and tents and staying all night so that they can get their grants

By Ashraf Hendricks and Zoë Postman - 5 June 2020

Covid-19: court to rule on reclaimers’ right to work

Lockdown directive unconstitutional, argues Lawyers for Human Rights

By Zoë Postman - 28 May 2020

Covid-19: Lockdown makes access to justice for prisoners even more difficult

Leeuwkop trial inmates “subjected daily to the control of the people they are suing for torture”

By Zoë Postman - 25 May 2020
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Covid-19: Many domestic workers not covered by relief measures

Unions propose amnesty for all employers who have not registered with UIF

By Zoë Postman - 11 May 2020
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Covid-19: Government starts large prisoner release

About 19,000 low-risk offenders may qualify

By Zoë Postman - 8 May 2020
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SASSA blames staff shortage for grant glitches

Nearly 600,000 grant payments duplicated on Monday

By Zoë Postman - 6 May 2020
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Covid-19: Call for Minister to release prisoners

“There is every reason to fear that the virus may spread more fearsomely within our correctional system, and soon”

By Zoë Postman - 24 April 2020
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Parent company moves to put Cash Paymaster Services into business rescue

Corruption Watch slams “legal manoeuverings by CPS to avoid paying its debt to the fiscus”

By Zoë Postman - 22 April 2020
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New twist in repayment of profits to SASSA

Application to Concourt in dispute over Cash Paymaster Services’ accounts

By Zoë Postman - 15 April 2020